Helping you become a better bartender.

Established in 2014, BartenderHQ is all about bartenders helping one another to raise the bar in the hospitality industry.

We started out as a place for bartenders who wanted to move their game to the next level to learn and share ideas. Since then, we’ve added a podcast, YouTube channel and much more. We share recipes, news and our opinions on the state of the industry, as well as guides on how to make your bar better and further your bar industry career.

In 2017, Samuel Boulton, The Vermouth Ambassador joined us as a key member of the team, bringing a wealth of bartending and industry experience. His expertise in niche spirits and fortified wines is well respected across the UK and the world. With Samuel’s help, we’re building the most comprehensive index of vermouth on the internet, with first hand tasting notes for each. If we’ve not had the bottle in our hands and tried it, its not going in.

We document our travels around the UK and beyond as we visit breweries, distilleries and other suppliers to the bar industry, as well as some of the best bars in the world.

How can we help more?

BartenderHQ is here for the bartenders. Its been a while since we were new at this, so if we miss something you need to know more about, tell us. Reach out on our Facebook, or tweet us @BartenderHQ and tell us what will help you get to the next level. We’re here to help!

David Eden-Sangwell, Founder of BartenderHQ

Latest additions

El Presidente Cocktail

Created in the early 20th Century, the El Presidente cocktail was popular in the 1920s to 1940s. As with many prohibition era cocktails, its experienced a renaissance in recent years. El Presidente is... READ MORE

Cupid Cocktail Recipe

The Cupid Cocktail is featured in the Savoy Cocktail book – one of the standards for craft bartenders everywhere. The Savoy’s classic book on cocktails is an incredible resource for bartenders looking for... READ MORE

Sazerac Cocktail

The Sazerac is a variant of the Old Fashioned cocktail which originated in New Orleans. In essence an Old Fashioned with an absinthe rinsed glass and no ice, it has earned its place... READ MORE

Cassini Death Dive Cocktail

Today, NASA’s spacecraft will end it’s 20 year mission to Saturn by flying into the gas giant. To celebrate, I’ve created the Cassini Death Dive Cocktail in it’s honour! After two decades in... READ MORE

Dark Matter Storm Cocktail

The Dark Matter Storm is a twist of the classic Dark’n’Stormy¬†using the unique flavour of Dark Matter rum. Dark Matter is a dark spiced rum produced in Scotland with a completely different flavour... READ MORE